NSCC sees spike in new students with university degrees

March 24, 2014

A Nova Scotia Community College survey reveals an increase in the number of students entering the college with a university degree. In 2010, only 6% of first-year students had university degrees; by 2012 that number had risen to 21%. While most new NSCC students still arrive with no prior PSE, the recent increase does suggest more people are looking to enhance their university degrees with a college certificate or diploma. The NS Minister of Advanced Education says “college offers hands on experience, but people shouldn't write off university.” CBC News